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Infrastructure announces new partnership with UTC Heathrow

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Morgan Sindall Infrastructure’s commitment to community support was enhanced today as the company announces its new partnership with University Technical College Heathrow (UTC) - signing up to sponsor the school as a Lead Partner alongside existing partners Heathrow Airport Ltd and Brunel University. Morgan Sindall Infrastructure is currently working at Heathrow to upgrade key elements of the airport’s infrastructure including taxiways, a number of landside roads and car parks. The partnership with UTC Heathrow is at the heart of Morgan Sindall Infrastructure’s strategy to provide opportunities for young people to enhance their skills and development in local communities where it works.

The company will work in partnership with UTC Heathrow to help run a variety of programmes to provide students with real project based learning experiences and personal development skills essential for employment pathways. Their commitment to UTC Heathrow will also include funding for the provision of essential equipment and resources, offer work experience placements, as well as contributing employees’ time in school for mentoring and practical project learning.

Simon Smith, managing director of Morgan Sindall Infrastructure says: “We are delighted to support this innovative school as a Lead Partner and privileged to be able to help positively influence the students and their lives after education. We are keen to share our success with students to help them achieve all they want in their future careers.

We are very grateful to Lord Baker for his sterling work as chair and co-founder of the Baker Dearing Educational Trust, and Wayne Edwards, Principal UTC Heathrow, for the opportunity of this partnership. Our own teams benefit greatly from the relationship and we look forward to playing our part within this fantastic school.”

Michael Halliday, Head of Employer Engagement Strategy at the Activate Learning Education Trust which manages the Heathrow UTC says, “We are delighted to be working with Morgan Sindall Infrastructure in building the engineering skills pipeline and in developing innovative ways in which young people are prepared for the world of work. With the experience that the Morgan Sindall Infrastructure team brings, we will together foster an environment where we transform young people’s lives through learning.”

Wayne Edwards, Principal at UTC Heathrow says, “We are extremely pleased to be partnering with Morgan Sindall Infrastructure to help support the education of young people in the Hillingdon area. Students here will benefit from developing the employability skills and plugging the skills gap that we have currently in the UK. These skills will help support the students moving forward in their future whether they go to University, into an apprenticeship or employment.”

Morgan Sindall Infrastructure’s commitment to social responsibility is at the fore of its future plans, as is a commitment to addressing the technical skills shortage that the industry is facing. This is the second UTC that Morgan Sindall Infrastructure has partnered with – following the company’s successful relationship as an established Platinum Partner and Trust Board Member with Energy Coast UTC in Workington, Cumbria. Energy Coast UTC achieved an Outstanding Ofsted report this year with the principal citing the company’s involvement as a major factor in its achievement.